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  1. guycarr360 replied to the thread NRM closures - worth visiting?.

    Was doing a survey in Shildon yesterday, so decided to go and have a look at the Q7, which my grandad undoubtably drove in his railway career. Only to find Monday to Wednesday closed...... Then the unfortunate bit, a nice guy had driven over...

    Oct 3, 2023 at 1:54 PM
  2. guycarr360 replied to the thread Flying Scotsman.

    We drove her in the Pete Waterman era, and from @Sim picture, the whole vacuum system we used is gone, replaced by the straight air brake, we never had stock, so the air brake was never in situ.

    Oct 2, 2023 at 3:36 PM
  3. guycarr360 liked Sim's post in the thread Flying Scotsman.

    Just to avoid confusion, here's the driver's view of the brake controls. top are the vacuum ejector controls, below that the black straight air handle for the loco brakes, and below that the auto brake control. You will see that the loco is air...

    Flying Scotsman footplate.jpg Oct 2, 2023 at 3:35 PM
  4. guycarr360 replied to the thread Flying Scotsman.

    When we drove it all those years ago, at Tyseley, we were on VAC only, as you say, it placed Left hand at eye level, so i think you are right. In loco only, is it VAC or air???

    Oct 2, 2023 at 8:46 AM